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tax, that that money be spent on american made steel, con secrete -- concrete, bridges, buses, trains, whatever. it could work. one example, in the bill there was an opportunity for amtrak to buy new locomotives. about half a billion dollars to be spent on these new locomotives. in that section of law, one sentence was added that said these must be 100% american made. no one was making locomotives in america before that. but siemens, the german corporation, one of the biggest manufacturers in the world said, oh, half a billion dollar well, can make locomotives in america, sure. in sacramento, california, they opened a manufacturing plant, probably somewhere between 200 and 300 people working there today manufacturing 100% american made locomotives and on may 134, three years after they began this process, the first 100% american made locomotive in probably more than a century rolled onto the tracks of america. we can do this. h.r. 549 will provide that opportunity, using american-taxpayer money. i have another bill that does the same for wind and solar projects. we can do these things
the taxes, pay the fine, learn english, have a your. it is not going to be easy. they have to earn their way. those were the basic principles that started the conversation. i think there were 24 meetings that took place as we came together for some times for hours at great thronte talk about this 800-page bill. it is not perfect but it is a good faith approach to fixing a badly broken immigration system. there's many reasons we're here. first, american people want us to do something. the notion that we would end this process with the same broken immigration system is unacceptable. we believe we came up with a good approach that will make this country safer and more productive. second, i want to say something about an issue that touches my heart because i've been working on it for more than 12 years. that's the dream at. this is an issue that means to word to me and to so many people across the country. i thank to thank my colleagues here because the meeting we set aside for the dream act everyone said it is time. it is time. it is nojust time becae it is a good idea and there's wisdom behind
in this economy and taxes are not coming in -- people are not owning the house is in this economy and taxes are not coming in. they end up cutting things that we think are extras like the arts and physical education and they resource teachers that may be essential to being successful. >> and for some kids, education resource teachers are all they have. >> balick to read and write. >> -- i like to read and write. >> mr. president, if you cut our funds, i will not be able to learn properly and my teacher will be in jeopardy. president, every day, there are millions of kids struggling. i need help, mr. president. >> mr. president, i need your help, mr. president, i need your help. >> mr. president i need your help. >> dear mr. president, they need your help. take us to the next level. quality education is a major issue in america and it must be addressed. it is spinning out of control over the future of american students and their contribution to society rests in your hands. congratulations >> to all the winners in this year's student camp competition. to see more winning videos, go to student
into vbms. the veteran will go online, which exists today, file their claim, like their taxes -- apropos to say that today -- it goes directly into vbms, and we completed that whole piece this year in january, without advertising it. we have 500 claims a week going into the system, directly into vbms, and allows us to work them.it never turns into paper. today we have 3% electronic.-- we do not have three percent in paper anymore. we have 14% of our paper that has been converted to electronic since january.i have more than 116,000 electronic claims now, electronic folders, that we did not have at the beginning of this year, so we're moving along in the process. this week i will have another six offices on the new i.t. system. >> thank you. >> mr. secretary, the v.a. backlog reduction plan shows in order to eliminate it by 2015, v.a. will need to decide 1.2 million claims this year, 1.6 million next year, and 1.9 million claims in 2015. v.a. is saying it will decide 335,000 fewer claims in 2013 and 2014.that is in the budget submission. can the v.a. reach 2 million claims in 2015? that wo
of it comes from the drug trailed. some probably 35 or 40%. some money comes from illicit taxes from afghan people and some money comes from external support from outside the region. >> when you look at the places that they go in pakistan, the frontier areas, double pakistan, number one, has control over those areas and number two, can control over those areas? >> senator, pakistan does not have control over those areas right now. they have had over 15,000 killed and wounded in operations in that area over the past decade. they've had hundreds killed and wounded in the past kefrl weeks that is -- as they've tried to gain control in the khyber area. i think that's a clear indication they cannot control the border area and the taliban that are operating freely inside of that border area. >> what do you see as a rule for the taliban, if any, in the future afghan government as we transition out, as discussions are taking place. how do you envision that future afghan government? obviously there are elections coming up but how are we looking at the transition for the afghan government? >> the sta
for his what information is relevant? what information is accurate? tax for things that can make or break our educational system -- creativity, relevance, technology, teachers. without funding, the educational system is worthless. lookhool systems have to at budgets and say what can make that? they will not cut math out of the curriculum. they will not cut reading. so they end up cutting the things we think of as extras -- music, art, physical education, resources that might be educational -- that might be essential to some kids think successful. >> this is chelsea and she is a special ed student. >> i have dyslexia. i go to a special at school. without it, i would be in trouble because they help me with my dyslexia. mr. president, if you cut the funds i want to be able to learn from early in my future will be in jeopardy. >> mr. president, every day there are millions of kids are struggling i need help, mr. president. >> dear mr. president, they need your help. policy education is a major issue in america and must be addressed. it is spinning out of control. the drive america's odense an
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